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Acadian-Cajun ancestry map The ePodunk map shows U.S. cities with the highest percentages of people of ancestry. Learn about cities with genealogy and find in-depth community information about the ancestry cities.

ACADIAN-CAJUN ANCESTRY

Acadians immigrated from France and settled in the Canadian Maritimes. When the British seized their property and deported them in 1755, thousands moved to northern Maine and Louisiana. Their strong presence in the New Orleans area is evident from the above map and from their influence on Louisiana culture. (The word "Cajun" is a regional corruption of "Acadian.")

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 5 percent of those people said they were of Acadian-Cajun amcestry.

The links at left lead to information on other ethnicities.

Community Place type% Acadian-Cajun
Lake Arthur, LAtown13.8
Larose, LApopulated place12.5
Lockport, LAtown11.9
Pierre Part, LApopulated place9.8
Cut Off, LApopulated place9.8
Cameron, LApopulated place9.6
Arnaudville, LAtown9.0
Duson, LAtown6.8
Westlake, LAcity6.4
Abbeville, LAcity6.2
Scott, LAcity6.2
Henderson, LAtown5.4
Raceland, LApopulated place5.4
Youngsville, LAtown5.4
Erath, LAtown5.3
Delcambre, LAtown5.2

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter


-- October 2005

Other Acadian Cajun resources:

· Acadian-Cajun message boards
· Acadian Archives - University of Maine
· Acadian Cultural Society
· American-Canadian Genealogical Society
· Centre d'�tudes acadiennes - (French)
· ePodunk Canada
· Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia
· Immigration & ship records
· Nova Scotia Archives

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